Chris Johnson, the other running back of the AFC South has now overstated his ability once again. While CJ2K can put up some big numbers, he has faded behind running backs Ben Tate, Arian Foster, and Maurice Jones-Drew in the past year. No longer is he the preeminent back from the AFC South, he has a whole lot of competition.
But this year he may just be trying something new.
Chris Johnson just said that had he continued to train for the men’s 100m like he was in high school he could be Usain Bolt (you know, that guy who just beat his own Olympic record earlier this year?). While fantastically beating the fastest man in the world in a hypothetical race with hypothetical training isn’t out of the norm for Chris Johnson, saying that he could beat Bolt in a 40 yard dash may just test him in reality.
I think I could still probably beat him in the 40. If I actually trained for the distance he trained for, I think I’d have a chance.
As much as I love football and as much as I love a good running back, there is no way Bolt would lose out to Johnson. If they had the contest, would I attend? Absolutely! But I guarantee that Johnson’s bravado would be left in the dust behind Bolt who may as well have one leg and run backwards laughing.
- Luke N. Sims